After reading this post, each new mother may wish to travel to Malaysia for a postnatal treatment. After delivering her baby, all new Malay mothers undergoes a pantang, or confinement time lasting almost forty four days, that is meant to preserve the health of the mother. She then receives hot stone massages to cleanse the womb and a full-body exfoliation treatment to swish, soften, and lighten the skin, chasing away postnatal body changes.
New moms aren’t allowed to carry very heavy things or do any chores except for nursing the baby. All of the household chores fall to the husband, relatives who volunteer, or employed helper.